These easy-to-read bestseller titles are perfect for reluctant readers who enjoy humor, action, and adventure. Recommended for children ages 6-12

  • Babymouse series
    Holm, Jennifer L.

    Babymouse's dreams of being a race car driver come true when she and her best friend Wilson enter a soap box derby.

  • The Bad Guys series
    Blabey, Aaron

    Book 1: The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

  • Captain Awesome series
    Kirby, Stan

    Book 1: When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

  • Captain Underpants series
    Pilkey, Dav

    Book 1: When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Dahl, Roald

    Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
    Kinney, Jeff

    Book 1: Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley gr ows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

  • Dork Diaries series
    Russell, Rachel Renee

    Book 1: Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

  • Dragonbreath series
    Vernon, Ursula

    Book 1: Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.

  • Ever After High series

    "A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all students are preparing to return to school and start their Legacy Year, when they will commit to living out their fairytale destinies, repe ating the famous stories of their parents"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Frindle
    Clements, Andrew

    When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

  • Geronimo Silton series
    Stilton, Geronimo

    Book summary for Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye: When his sister discovers a mysterious map, Geronimo Stilton and his family begin a treasure hunt they will never forget.

  • Harry Potter series
    Rowling, J. K.

    Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

  • Magic Tree House series
    Osborne, Mary Pope

    Book 1: Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

  • The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series
    Russell, Rachel Renée

    Book 1: Questioning his resolve to attend public school after being homeschooled when he is targeted by a bully, Max aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes and finds an unexpected opportunity t o be the hero his middle school needs.

  • The Princess in Black series
    Hale, Shannon

    Book 1: "Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!"-- from Amazon.

  • Squish series
    Holm, Jennifer L.

    Squish the amoeba neglects his homework, parents, friends, and even his Super Amoeba comic books when he discovers the video game Mitosis.

  • Stick Cat series
    Watson, Tom

    Cats in the City: While admiring the view of the city from his friend Edith's apartment, Stick Cat notices that Hazel, the bagel maker, is in danger across the alley, and he devises a plan to rescue her.

  • Stick Dog series
    Watson, Tom

    "Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Blume, Judy

    Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Silverstein, Shel

    Shel Silverstein's acclaimed collection of humorous poems and illustrations, featuring a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.

  • Wings of Fire series
    Sutherland, Tui

    Book 1: "Clay has lived his whole life under the mountain. The MudWing dragonet knows war is raging between the dragon tribes in the world outside - a war that he and four other dragonets are destined to end, according to the mysterious prophecy they have been taught. The five "chosen" dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs - and hidden away for years - all to fulfill the prophecy." -- Jacket.